Pharmaceutical company Pfizer has announced that it will end its research and development programs for Alzheimer's and Parkinson's treatments and "re-allocate funding to those areas where we have strong scientific leadership and that will allow us to provide the greatest impact for patients."
Virtual reality appears to spark memories and improve mood and health among senior living residents, according to recent tests of proprietary technology.
American Senior Communities takes former CEO, execs to court ... Couple racks up 27 counts after alleged thefts at senior living community ... Medical history can point to earlier Parkinson's diagnosis
People with either Parkinson's disease or melanoma are four times as likely to receive a diagnosis of the other disease, according to a recent Mayo Clinic study. Researchers, however, said that the association likely is not due to a Parkinson's drug, levodopa, that often is cited as a reason.
People with hypertension may fare worse than those with normal blood pressure if they receive a Parkinson' disease diagnosis, according to the results of a new study. Researchers say that managing high blood pressure also may improve Parkinson's disease symptoms.
Alzheimer's affects twice as many people as estimated ... Statins may not be used for protection against Parkinson's disease ... Liquid laundry detergent pods pose lethal risk for adults with dementia ... Poor diet, plus Alzheimer's gene, may fuel disease ... Being overweight linked to longer life in older adults with diabetes
Mobility aids may increase fall risk for those with dementia ... Handwashing: Cool water as effective as hot for removing germs ... Infection with seasonal flu may increase risk of developing Parkinson's disease ... Cash-strapped seniors turn to assisted living centers in Mexico
150-year-old drug may provide 'off' time relief for people with advanced Parkinson's disease ... With beetroot juice before exercise, aging brains look 'younger' ... Woman reportedly involuntarily living in assisted living community; probate judge questions lawyers ... Retirement community sues to stop water treatment plant
This year's observances of World Parkinson's Day and Parkinson's Awareness Month are especially notable because 2017 is the 200th anniversary of the essay in which James Parkinson defined the movement disorder for the first time.
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A new smartphone app could help improve treatment for people with Parkinson's disease because it enables individuals and their physicians to track the development of systems between medical appointments, according to its inventors.
AHCA/NCAL says Seema Verma 'pragmatic leader we need at CMS' ... Alzheimer's $259 billion cost could break Medicare ... Head injuries can lead to Alzheimer's, Parkinson's ... Parkinson's decline slowed with extended MAO-B inhibitors ... Resident reportedly falls out window of assisted living community ... What Van Halen can teach us about the care of older adults
Case of Legionnaires' disease prompts restrictions at retirement community ... Polypharmacy associated with frailty in older people ... Simple hand-grip test can indicate decline in those with Parkinson's disease ... 'Scheduling conflict' to keep Brookdale Senior Living from RBC conference
Sickness that killed three assisted living residents after Thanksgiving dinner identified ... Fire officials stress importance of sprinklers in senior living ... CBO issues report on long-term projections for Social Security ... Senate Aging Committee releases report on prescription drug price spikes ... Study suggests Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases not transmitted through blood transfusion ... Hollywood stars talk about being creative in old age
Retail giant to expand overtime pay despite temporary injunction ... Senator accuses GOP of "war on seniors" ... House overwhelmingly approves sweeping health measure ... iPhones to monitor Parkinson's disease? ... Body of missing memory care resident identified ... Researchers awarded $12.2 million to study Alzheimer's disease
Midlife physical activity is associated with better cognition in old age ... Kids' film contest to raise money for Parkinson's research; deadline Sept. 30
The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $163.8 billion health and education funding bill Thursday that increases monies for medical research and the fight against opioid abuse, among other areas, for fiscal year 2017.
New research links dopamine agonists, commonly prescribed to help control tremors and other symptoms of Parkinson's disease, with impulse control disorders.
Having the cognitive ability to keep up with conversations often is more of an issue for those with Parkinson's disease than are physical speech problems, according to new research.
A drug commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of dementia could help prevent falls for people with Parkinson's disease, according to new research.
Concern that anticholinergic drugs could potentially worsen cognition in those with Parkinson's disease are unfounded, according to new research reported in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease.
New research quantifies costs associated with dementia care compared with other diseases and offers a little good news for those with Lewy body dementia or Alzheimer's disease.
Tai Chi has been shown to help with falls prevention and offers other health benefits.